Accidentally uninstalled Sharepoint 2003; recovery options?

If one were to inadvertently uninstall SharePoint 2003, would it be possible to reinstall it to get it running again?  The SHAREPOINT SQL instance is still running.  There are NTBackups as well.  Pretend we don't know much about SharePoint '03..
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SINC_dmackAsked:
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Mohit NairSenior AssociateCommented:
Yes you can reinstall it. After the installation run products and technologies wizard and connect to the existing farm which would help to retrieve all configuration back again. Hoping that your SQL database is safe. If not you need to reconfigure again.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Above comment is correct but please note that your NTBackups are off no value if you did not use SharePoint STSADMIN to backup your SharePoint.  What I would suggest you to do is make backup of your SQL databases prior attempting to attach to an existing SQL database.  If you cannot connect to the configuration databases, then make your a new content database (or databases if you have multiple content databases and then restore from the backups you made.
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SINC_dmackAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, no, we have not used STSADMIN to backup Sharepoint.  Until yesterday, we were completely unaware the client even used Sharepoint--there's no Companyweb, no document repository, no nothing.  So far as we can tell, the only thing Sharepoint was being used for was storing a list of contacts, and it manifests itself as an error in the Outlook send/receive window.  "Task <task name> reported error 0x8004010F. The Sharepoint List <list name> cannot be found."

I'll do some more digging, but hopefully they weren't even using Sharepoint and this is some vestigal component from the previous admin.  Worst case, we'll have to recreate the contacts from scratch, although this time we'll make them an Exchange public folder instead.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Do you happen to have the SQL databases used by SharePoint?
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SINC_dmackAuthor Commented:
Yes, the SQL instance is still running, so presumably the SQL databases are also present.  

On the plus side, it's been more than a week and I haven't heard anyone mention anything about Sharepoint being down, so it seems pretty likely that it's not actually in use.
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SINC_dmackAuthor Commented:
It turns out that the users weren't using Sharepoint so nothing was done to recover it.  As such, there's not really any confirmed solution, but I've awarded points between the two contributors.  Thanks!
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SINC_dmackAuthor Commented:
The suggested solutions may deserve an A but since I haven't been able to confirm them, I've assigned a B.
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